Year 3 Homework

19 May 2020

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020 by Mr Owen

I haven’t had many emails recently. Anyone want to send me a picture of their learning or something that they’ve got up to at the weekend?

I’m here for any questions, queries, comments or concerns… [email protected]

Today’s home learning tasks…

Reading

Answers to yesterday’s activity.

Today, I’d like you to read about Jacque Cousteau, a French oceanography (someone who studies the ocean). For your task, I’d like you to list at least 15  facts that you can spot in what you’re reading. I’ve recorded a short video to read the text to you and to show you what I mean.

Maths

Answers to the yesterday’s White Rose learning is on yesterday’s page.

Answers to yesterday’s puzzles are here.

Today, I’d like you to play Defenders of Mathematica on BBC Bitesize. It’s really fun! You can create your own character, unlock ‘shield levels’ and receive rewards for beating monsters at maths! You will need a paper and pencil, but there are no time restraints so it’s not pressured in any way.

Be aware that they different levels get harder, and Y3 maths is the first shield on each location (you’ll know what I mean when you give it a play). You can always keep playing for some of the later shields, but you will be asked to do maths that you haven’t been taught yet, such as ordering very large numbers or using decimals.

Computing

Learn about computer science on this BBC Bitesize page, and some of the jobs that use it. Would you like to use computing in your job in the future? I love computer games and I think learning to code to make them is really cool!

If you like gaming or coding, have you downloaded Kodu? It’s a child-friendly coding programme from Microsoft that lets you build your own game. We use it in school and if you know a bit already, you might find it fun to create something at home.

Another option is to download Scratch or Scratch Junior – both are coding programmes developed by MIT to help teach children to code.

Parents – we use these in school but I’d advise you read the blurbs about them before helping your child down and use them. Scratch may be hard if children haven’t already learnt how to use it, but Scratch Junior is pretty intuitive.

 

17 May 2020

Posted on Sunday 17 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a good weekend.

Here’s a message from me.

Reading

Today, I’d like you to read an article from First News, and then answer the questions.  I’ve recorded myself reading it aloud, if that helps.

Maths

Do this lesson from BBC Bitesize about comparing three digit numbers.

Some of you liked the puzzles that we did on Friday. If you like solving puzzles, here are four more that you can have a go at.

RE

Children and staff at Moortown have a range of different beliefs. Today, I’d like us to learn about Hinduism, using a BBC Bitesize lesson. Read the texts, watch the videos and complete the tasks.

15 May 2020

Posted on Thursday 14 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi people!

A quick message from me.

Reading

Yesterday’s answers are here.

Today, it’s Book Club:

In class, we’d usually have a Love of Reading session each week where we read something that we love. Adults use the time to read with children.
Today, I’d like you to…

  • Get really comfy: wear some thick socks, a dressing gown or wooly jumper. Sit somewhere soft and relaxing.
  • Turn all electronic devices off: TVs, radios, computers, phones, tablets etc.
  • Spend some quality time reading with each other. Read aloud, take it in turns, put on voices for characters, reread things to improve how you’re reading them.

Talk about what you’re reading. Which are the best bits? Why? Does it remind you of other things you’ve read or watched? Do you know anything about parts of it from other knowledge that you have? What do you think of the characters? What will happen next? Why do you think that?

Maths

The answers for yesterday were on the BBC Bitesize page from yesterday.

Have a go at Summer Term, Week 2 challenge on White Rose.

Music

Today, I’d like you to learn about pulse and rhythm on BBC Bitesize.

14 May 2020

Posted on Wednesday 13 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Bonjour! Ca va?

Maths

Answers to yesterday’s fractions of amounts and fractions problems

How to do yesterday’s challenges

Today, we’re going to begin recapping some maths that you’ll have learnt previously. Do this lesson from BBC Bitesize on writing three digit numbers.

Reading

Answers from yesterday.

Today, watch my video and complete this sheet..

Wellbeing

It’s a really strange time at the moment. Lots of people in our country and all over the world are having to work as teams to solve problems and make people happy and healthy, like the NHS for example.

Today, I’d like you to think about how to work well in a team by having a look at this BBC Bitesize lesson on Wellbeing. I would LOVE it if some of you would send me your final activity so I can learn more about you.

Spelling

Don’t forget to be practising your ch spellings this week, along with others from previous weeks. You should be using our Spelling Guide to help (stuck into your books or here).

If I can help with anything, please let me know!

Mr Owen

13 May 2020

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Happy Wednesday!

Maths

I had some positive feedback on the Beat That! from yesterday. I hope you liked it too

Today, I’d like you to decide what you do…Either practice fractions of amounts, or if you’re up for a challenge answer these fractions problems. Some are fairly tricky, so if you get stuck and need a clue, watch my video.

If you finish these and want an extra, extra challenge give this a go!

Reading

Here are Tuesday 12th May – answers.

Watch me introduce and read today’s text: an extract from Peter Pan. There are three RIC questions about it at the bottom of Wednesday 13th May – task.

Geography

Learn about longitude and latitude on BBC Bitesize. I’m talking it through here.

Science

Here are your answers from yesterday.

12 May 2020

Posted on Monday 11 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

Don’t forget you can email me if you have any questions or queries: [email protected]

Some people have been asking for their Lexia logins. Don’t forget that they’re stuck into your home learning book that we have you in the last few days of school. If you don’t have the book , or you’ve lost yours, please let me know and I’ll send you yours!

Reading

Here are yesterday’s answers.

Today, I’d like you to watch the video of Peter Pan and answer the questions.

Maths

Answers from yesterday…

fractions of amounts 1:

  • 2/3 of 18km = 12km
  • 3/5 of 25 children = 15 children
  • 5/6 of £30 = £25
  • 40 = 2/3 of 60

fractions of amounts 2:

  • 3/5 of  30 = 18
  • 3/4 of  32 = 24
  • 5/6 of 30 = 25

fractions of amounts challenge answers are explained on this video.

Today, I’d like you to have a go at this Beat That! challenge. The idea is that you time yourself for just 90 seconds, and see how many you can answer in that time, then do it again on another day to see if you can beat your own score. It highlights the importance of knowing some number facts, rather than working them out. Take care – there are some additions and some multiplications!

If you haven’t had a go at any of yesterday’s maths, you could do those as well.

Science

Have a look at the BBC bitesize lesson on light. You can have a go at the activities if you’d like to then…

Remember what these words mean:

  • transparent – lets light through, so we can see through it
  • translucent – lets some light through, so we can slightly see through it
  • opaque – doesn’t let light through so we can’t see through it

Then complete this worksheet.

11 May 2020

Posted on Sunday 10 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Hello everyone! I hope you had a good weekend.

Your home learning today…

Spelling

Watch this week’s spelling video, then use our spelling guide to pick activities to practice your spellings for the rest of the week. It’s important that you learn how to use these words in sentences and not just spell them on their own.

Reading

This week, we’re going to concentrate on understanding clues in writing. Authors hint loads and for various reasons. Watch this video which explains inference in general, then watch me explain today’s task, then do it yourself. The sheet is here.

Maths

Lots of people have been finding some of our fractions learning tricky recently, so rather than go onto new learning, I’d like to spend some time making sure that we understand properly. I found it quite hard explaining things in a short amount of time, so please watch things again if you need to, and email me if you need any extra help!

You can choose from these three options today, making sure we choose the one that is going to help us most (so go for the one that you found trickiest previously!):

EDIT: If you’re trying the first activity, my first question for you to have a go at should be 2/3 of 18km (not 16). Sorry!

  • fractions of amounts 1- watch my first video and answer the questions at the end (easier)
  • fractions of amounts 2 – watch my next video and answer the questions at the end (harder)
  • fractions challenges– if you’ve felt confident with everything with done so far and want a challenge (hardest)

If you find 1 easy, try 2. If 2 is easy and you complete it, try 3, etc. You don’t need to do them all.

Art

I’ve had requests for me art, so today I’d like you to have a go at these different types of shading.

08 May 2020

Posted on Thursday 07 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Good morning Y3. How did you get on with your vocabulary learning yesterday? I hope you found it interesting doing something a bit different. We’re going to do a few different things today too.

If there’s anything I can do to help with home learning, please let me know. My email address is [email protected]

Book club:

In class, we’d usually have a Love of Reading session each week where we read something that we love. Adults use the time to read with children.

Today, I’d like you to…

  • Get really comfy: wear some thick socks, a dressing gown or wooly jumper. Sit somewhere soft and relaxing.
  • Turn all electronic devices off: TVs, radios, computers, phones, tablets etc.
  • Spend some quality time reading with each other. Read aloud, take it in turns, put on voices for characters, re-read things to improve how you’re reading them.

Talk about what you’re reading. Which are the best bits? Why? Does it remind you of other things you’ve read or watched? Do you know anything about parts of it from other knowledge that you have? What do you think of the characters? What will happen next? Why do you think that?

Maths

Something a bit different! Have a go at White Rose Friday Maths Challenge! Try the Summer Term, Week 1 challenge please.

Art

Watch the videos and do the activities listed, all to do with sketching and shading.

VE Day

Today is VE Day, when we celebrate the end of World War 2, and remember all people did to help us.  I’ve not set home learning to do that links with this, but if you’d like to learn more about it, here are some resources:

07 May 2020

Posted on Wednesday 06 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi Y3!

Sorry again to any of you who have experienced problems with parts of the home learning posts from time to time, and thanks for your patience. I’m working to reduce my errors, but I appreciate that it might be frustrating at times. The feedback I’m getting is that the home learning is going pretty well, but if there are things I can help with, please just let me know.

Mr O

Reading

Answers from Tuesday (sorry for the delay):

  • What is the population of Paris? 2.2 million
  • Which river flows through the southeast and southwest of Paris? River Seine
  • What is the name of Paris’ biggest museum? Louvre
  • How many parks are the in Paris? 400
  • How many dogs live in Paris? 200,000
  • What disappeared in 2016? Paris’ only stop sign
  • Name four artists that Paris has been home to. Renoir, Picasso, Monet and Manet
  • When did Paris’s only stop sign disappear? 2016 (Whoops! This one was on twice!)
  • What year did Cafe Procope open? 1686
  • What does Paris mean? I think the answer the creator meant was “City of Light”

Answers from Wednesday:

  • How many teams were left by the time they got to the final camp? two
  • On which day did they reach the top of Mount Everest? 29th May
  • True or false? They only stayed at the top of Mount Everest for a short amount of time because the air was thick.

False. They only stayed a short amount of time because the air was thin, not thick.

  • Which interesting hobby did Hillary do in addition to climbing? Circle one.

bee keeping or skiing (both are correct)

Today, we don’t have a reading task, but instead have one for…

Vocabulary (which is obviously related to reading!)

We’re going to learn about some words that might be useful when reading or writing about explorers.

First, we’re going to list words that are to do with exploring. Some words are useful for very specific things, so words like crampon or telescope will only really be useful for talking about rock climbing or seeing a long way away, a long time ago. Other words can be useful when learning about other topics. For example, the word encounter (which means to come across or meet something for the first time) could be useful for talking about exploring, but might be useful in other situations too, like encountering a difficulty, or a new food on holiday.

Come up with at least ten words that would be useful when talking about exploring or explorers.

I’ve done a word study on one word: ascend.

Second, complete at least one word study (use the blank one on the second page of my example) for another adventurous word that would be useful when reading or writing about exploring.

Some ideas (but use your own from the list you’ve made if you can):

  • anxious
  • bold
  • encounter / encountered
  • hazard
  • observe
  • resourceful
  • voyage

Maths

Please complete White Rose’s Summer Term, Lesson 1, Week 1 which is your second lesson on equivalent fractions. Take care that you select the correct lesson.

Geography

Use an atlas or online map, such as Google Maps, to complete the two sheets:

Five oceans

Seven continents

Here are the answers:

Five oceans – ANSWERS

Seven continents – ANSWERS

 

06 May 2020

Posted on Tuesday 05 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Welcome to Wednesday, the hump of the week. We’ve got a fun day of home learning ahead of us!

Reading

We’re learning about another famous explorer today: Edmond Hillary.

Watch the video and then answer the questions below.

  • How many teams were left by the time they got to the final camp? Tick one.

three                             four                              two

  • On which day did they reach the top of Mount Everest?
  • True or false?

They only stayed at the top of Mount Everest for a short amount of time because the air was thick.

Look at the ‘Interesting Facts’ section.

  • Which interesting hobby did Hillary do in addition to climbing? Circle one.

bee keeping                        cooking                                    skiing

Extra activity: Create your own retrieval question about the Interesting Facts.

Maths

We’re going to begin learning about equivalent fractions today, using Week 2, Lesson 5 from White Rose.

Writing

Today, we’re going to write the beginning of a diary about our islands. Imagine you’ve just woken up on the shore of some mysterious land. You’ve already drawn and labelled the place where you wake, and you’ve also thought carefully about what might be on the island because you’ve created a map. Now, I’d like you to write a diary about exploring your island.

Use these ideas to help know what to write:

  • Where do you wake? What’s around you? (describe what you drew previously)
  • Find a map and decide to explore.
  • Journey to one of the places on your map. What’s there? What surprises you? What problem was there? How did you overcome it?
  • Journey to another location on your island. Something goes wrong on the way, but you manage to put it right.
  • When you get to the next location, explore it and find two unusual things. What are they? Are they helpful to your exploration?

Tomorrow, we’re going to imagine exploring inside one of the locations (eg castle, treehouse, cave, tower, hidden temple, ship etc) on your island and describe what it’s like.

Spelling

Pick one of our spelling strategies and practice the sh words that I  gave you yesterday.